All entries for Tuesday 24 November 2009
November 24, 2009
I don’t empty my gmail spam box. I rely on Google to delete stuff older than 30 days. That means the message count in there is a good way of keeping an eye on how much spam I’m being sent. A little over 12 months ago there were 1400 messages in my spam box. That’s about 47 a day. Now there are just under 1000, or 33 a day. Compared to September 2007 when I had over 6000 messages (198 a day) that’s a huge drop.
Are spam volumes falling generally, is this just a blip, or is it just me?
It has been a while since I looked at my gmail stats. Two years ago I was using over 70% of the space allowed in a gmail account (then a little under 3GB), and although the storage allowance was increasing my usage of it was increasing more quickly. I was catching up.
Two years on, I’m down to 44% usage. I’ve got over a GB more stuff in there (3.2GB in total now) but the allowance has gone up to over 7GB. Gmail is pulling away again…
I guess storage is cheap, and Google now have a better idea of how its users use the storage allocation so they can afford to offer much more storage to people knowing that most won’t take advantage of it.